RE: early MacBook Pro (Core Duo) OSX 10.6.8 with latest Onyx and Maintenance
Never had any problems with any version of Onyx over several years on 4 different Macs (G3, G4, 2 Intels). Recently downloaded Maintenance and have used it several times, with no problem until today.
[And even today, at the same time, I also ran Maintenance on a newer MacBook (Core 2 Duo) with the same OSX (but no BootCamp partition), with no problem.]
Today, after running Maintenance (default, plus scripts), system refused to launch OSX upon restart. Little wheel just goes round and round forever. System will start from Windows XP partition, and will start from System Restore CD.
I ran Disk Utility from the Restore CD. Found permission faults in the Library Core in several (non-English) language files. Utility claims it "repaired" these permissions. No errors from "Verify Disk."
However, system still refuses to start. Repeating Disk Utility, once again, same permission errors are found. In fact verifying permissions immediately after repairing permissions indicates that repairs were not successful, although reported "successful". The error is with the first 2 items in the permissions strings: it is "dr"; should be "-r". Same error for the several files with faults.
I can't imagine why these files would be so critical at startup; although I do use Spanish in Thunderbird and Word.
There must be a way out of this using commands from the terminal, running under the Restore CD, but I have no idea what to command.
Please, can you help?